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Up in the Hill - Coffee Shop & Organic Farm

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Old Bank | Hill Above Marina, Isla Bastimentos, Panama
507-6607-8962
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Truro, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the most incredible time staying here; a truly magical place and the highlight of our trip! Janette, Javi and the boys are exceptionally welcoming. Make sure to go on the tour, it is interesting and informative. It is amazing to see how they have transformed cattle pasture into a productive jungle garden. Their cacao is delicious and the... More 

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San Isidro de El General, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Get off the water taxi at Bastimentos, walk up the hill and follow the signs to Up in the Hill. You will not be disappointed! The owner Jeanette is a lovely women and her place is so beautiful and tranquil. The menu is small but the items on it are expertly prepared with love. I am a vegan and the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I want to visit here EVERY TIME I GO TO BOCAS. Wonderful and inspiring. These guys are unique, sweet and work so hard to show you what's possible. We can live in a more sustainable way, and they support this idea 100%. I want to hang out with them and learn all the beautiful things they know. The picnic at... More 

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Lubeck, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The spirit at this place is awesome !! Unique and chilled place up in the hill.. It's a little bit hidden and not so easy to reach but nice. The coffee and the cake are very good!! My friend told me the brownie was also good :) The prizes are reasonable not cheap not too expensive

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

The hike is a short hike from town but can be quite hot when the sun is strong. The restaurant is a lovely slice of jungle and the brownies and cold chocolate coconut milk are delicious choices.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

The coffee shop is about a 15 minute walk up the hill from Old Bank. There is a sign in town pointing to the path, but no information about opening hours. We couldn't find the hours on the website either. When you reach the farm there is a sign displaying the hours on the gate. Would be nice to have... More 

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Ronda, Andalucia, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Our family (two parents and three kids aged 9 to 12) did the chocolate tour, welcomed by the owners Jeanette and Javier. Javier took us on a two hour plus tour of the farm, showing us the many other species apart from chocolate that they cultivate in a sustainable and environmentally sympathetic way. He also talked about the wildlife of... More 

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Nassau, New Providence Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

After a lovely scenic hike of following the flowers, I was overwhelmingly taken aback by the beauty of this place. The vegan brownie was heavenly! The host was very kind and allowed us to taste the cocoa fruit which was also very tasty. You must have a taste of the rain water.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

Everything I tried was delicious including the coffee. The brownie is very good and not too sweet, the vegan truffles on the other hand are a sugar load. The cacaos are prepared from coconut milk, hooray for vegans. The location is beautiful. There is a path leading to the Red Frog Beach (50min), which we didn't know about, so unfortunately... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

As I write this review, I am trying (and failing) to stop myself from going back to the fridge to get more of the brownie and banana cake I brought back from our Up in the Hill visit yesterday. They are just plain delicious, moist, tasty, moreish. You have got to try them! So as you may have guessed, we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$3 - $8
Cuisine
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Old Bank | Hill Above Marina, Isla Bastimentos, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Bocas del Toro Province  >  Isla Bastimentos
  • Phone Number: 507-6607-8962
Description
A 15 min walk up from the town of old bank on bastimentos will take you to us. We have a small organic farm, shop and coffee shop, pure chocolate and natural body products are made here from the farm.

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